Home Improvement - Disabled Facilities Grant

What does it do?

What is a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)?

A Disabled Facilities Grant is a grant to help people living in the private sector with the cost of adapting their homes to enable them to continue living there. This is a mandatory grant for works that have been recommended as essential and necessary by an Occupational Therapist.

Examples of eligible works include:
  • A stairlift
  • A walk in shower
  • Ramped access to the property
  • Widening of doorways
  • An extension to your property where there are no alternatives means of providing access to essential facilities.
Who is Eligible?
  • Any homeowners (including park homes, private renting and Housing Association tenants).
  • A means test will be employed to assess whether applicants will need to make a contribution towards the cost of the works.
  • Anyone Income Support, income based Jobseekers Allowance or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Component), Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit (not single occupation reduction),Working Tax Credit and income below £16,040 Child Tax Credit and income below £16,040, will not be asked to make a contribution.
  • Parents can make an application on behalf of their disabled child under the age of 16 and will not be subjected to a means test.

Who it is for?

home owners

Where it is available?

Local service (Winchester).

How to access or apply for it:

How do I apply?
For all enquiries regarding your suitability for a Disabled Facilities Grant you should contact your local Occupational Therapist via the following routes by phoning Private Sector Housing on 01962 840 222 or email housing@winchester.gov.uk or contact directly by the routes below

OT Direct
Telephone:-0845 600 4555
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Fridays 8.30am to 4.30pm
Fax:- 01329 282534
Minicom:- 01489 589 951
Email: SSDirect@hants.gov.uk

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Info last updated:

05/03/2014